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8 - 9 March, 2017   |   Hilton Sydney, Australia

Risk Takers, Growth Makers, Wealth Creators

Australia is in the midst of transformational change across nearly every major sector. Businesses that stand still are worried about being left behind as disruption blooms and getting Uber’ed becomes an increasing threat. The Australian Financial Review Business Summit brings together a combination of government leaders, corporate heavyweights and entrepreneurs who are fostering innovation and creating real change.

Tim Fung, Airtasker Moving beyond the constant rhetoric around innovation, Founder and CEO of Airtasker and serial entrepreneur Tim Fung will provide his thoughts on what Australia needs to do to survive and thrive in the digital economy.  

Tim Fung, Airtasker

Moving beyond the constant rhetoric around innovation, Founder and CEO of Airtasker and serial entrepreneur Tim Fung will provide his thoughts on what Australia needs to do to survive and thrive in the digital economy.

 

Anthony Pratt Executive Chairman of Visy Industries and Pratt Industries USA, Anthony Pratt knows first hand the challenges and rewards of doing business in America - where he has built a $3 billion company from scratch. In a wide-ranging interview he will share his thoughts on why he chose America for his company's future - while so many peers were looking to Asia.

Anthony Pratt

Executive Chairman of Visy Industries and Pratt Industries USA, Anthony Pratt knows first hand the challenges and rewards of doing business in America - where he has built a $3 billion company from scratch. In a wide-ranging interview he will share his thoughts on why he chose America for his company's future - while so many peers were looking to Asia.

Warwick McKibbin Internationally-renowned economist and Vice-Chancellor's Chair in Public Policy at the Australian National University's Crawford School, Professor McKibbin will reveal his outlook for the world economy in the wake of Trump, the US Federal Reserve rate rise, the China debt buildup and Brexit.

Warwick McKibbin

Internationally-renowned economist and Vice-Chancellor's Chair in Public Policy at the Australian National University's Crawford School, Professor McKibbin will reveal his outlook for the world economy in the wake of Trump, the US Federal Reserve rate rise, the China debt buildup and Brexit.

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Agenda

The two-day event at Hilton Sydney will feature speakers from government and major industry sectors including finance, resources, technology, property and food. They will share their own experiences and insights on the state of Australia’s economic position and the opportunities available to businesses in the present market.

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“Ultimately, innovation depends on the people with advanced skills who have the ideas, and on the business risk-takers willing to back them.”

 Anthony Pratt, Global Chairman, Visy Industries

 
 

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Why should I attend?

Hear from wealth creators who have built empires, risk-takers who have re-shaped industries they’ve challenged and growth makers who have stepped outside their comfort zone to foster innovation, form partnerships and re-invigorate traditional businesses.

Two days of discussion and debate featuring some of Australia’s most innovative thinkers

Economic update from Government & finance leaders

Interactive Q & A’s

Networking events with industry peers

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Venue 

Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney

 

Special Offer*

Hilton Sydney is pleased to offer a special Business Summit delegate accommodation rate of 15% off the best available rate. To book, please contact the Hilton Sydney directly on +61 (0)2 9266 2000 and mention the Group Code GAFRB or AFR Business Summit Mar 2017.

*Terms & Conditions: 
Discounted rate is available to attendees of AFR Business Summit 2017 only. Full prepayment is required to secure the booking. Cancellations with no penalty will be accepted up to 24 hours before the booking date commences. Offer valid until 7 February 2017 for stays between 4 March 2017 and 11 March 2017.